Recently at a press junket for Post-Grad, one of the highlights of the day was the fabulous Jane Lynch who happens to be one of my favorite comedians. She was kind enough to fill us in on some of her upcoming roles in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost‘s film Paul which is currently shooting and her role in Julie & Julia as none other than Meryl Streep‘s sister.
Check out what she had to say below…
I heard you were cast in Paul and was wondering if you could talk about your role in the film?
I have a small part in PAUL and thats with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and they’re sci-fi geeks who go on this kind of alien-trail that’s in Nevada and I play the owner of a restaurant called “The Ali-En”. It’s full of paraphernalia and everything and they stop at this place and they almost get beat up by these rednecks and I come to their aid.
How are Simon and Nick to work with?
And they’re the nicest the guys. That’s what I found to is that ensemble people and comedy people are just nice people, you just can’t be a dick. You really can’t. You can’t do what we do and be a jerk. And I put in that category…
So did Simon and Nick ask you to improv at all?
No, not really. We were on the page. It was really written well. You don’t need to be mucking things up.
Do you have any new projects coming up that we don’t know about?
I have Julie & Julia is coming out which is…
Oh yeah! With Meryl Streep!
Right, I play her sister. Dorothy McWilliams’ cousins.
And have you worked with Meryl before?
Yes, I did Lemony Snickets. I did one day with Lemony Snickets and got to lock eyes with her. She’s great. She’s wonderful and she’s amazing in it. She fully inhabits that huge personality that was Julia Child, that crazy, eccentric, passionate woman that she was.
Sadly, she doesn’t really revel anything mind blowing about either film. I think we all know how sweet Simon and Nick are and what a great actress Meryl is. But it’s still fun to hear it again!